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UAE v Iraq: Rare podium finish on offer

United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali hopes his team will employ the lessons learnt against Australia to claim third place at the Asian Cup.
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Ryan spurred on by Australia's 2011 heartbreak

Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan wants to exorcise his country's demons from the 2011 Asian Cup final when they take on South Korea in Sydney.
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Montella will not sell Cuadrado cheap

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella warned Chelsea the Serie A club will not sell Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado in a cut-price deal.
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Mali, Guinea furious with tie-breaking procedure

One of Mali and Guinea will be eliminated from the African Cup of Nations on Thursday - after a drawing of lots at a Malabo hotel.
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Luis Enrique defends Neymar's behaviour

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique defended the attitude of Neymar after the Catalan club reached the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.
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Gabi: Referee lacked personality

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi lamented his sending off in their Copa del Rey loss to Barcelona on Wednesday.
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Chile 3 USA 2: Gonzalez's brace extends Americans' pain

A second-half brace from Mark Gonzalez gave Chile a 3-2 victory over the United States in a friendly on Wednesday.
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Franjic cleared of serious injury

Scans have cleared Australia full-back Ivan Franjic of serious injury ahead of Saturday's Asian Cup final.
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Our progression was deserved - Pochettino

It came with a scare but Tottenham's progression to the League Cup final was deserved, according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.
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Turmoil at Newcastle Jets with star players and coaches sacked

Newcastle Jets owner Nathan Tinkler has sacked five senior players including ex-Socceroo David Carney, club stalwart Joel Griffiths and captain Kew Jaliens.
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Ivory Coast's tournament starts now - Renard

Africa Cup of Nations begins now for Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard after 1-0 win over Cameroon seals quarter-final place.
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Allegri rejects Juve criticism

Juventus' 1-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win at Parma was far from convincing, but coach Massimiliano Allegri was pleased.
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Atletico's Arda Turan escapes red card after throwing boot at assistant referee

Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan throws boot at assistant referee, escapes with a yellow card.
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Atletico Madrid 2 Barcelona 3 (agg 2-4): Neymar double secures semi-final spot

Barcelona completed a 4-2 aggregate victory over nine-man Atletico Madrid with a 3-2 win in the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg.
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Parma 0 Juventus 1: Morata late show wins it for visitors

Substitute Alvaro Morata's last-gasp goal gave Juventus a 1-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win at Parma on Wednesday.
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Sheffield United 2 Tottenham 2 (agg 2-3): Pochettino books Wembley final

Tottenham dramatically overcame Sheffield United to secure a Wembley date with Chelsea in the League Cup final.
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Ecuador dismiss Vizuete

With the Copa America fast approaching, Ecuador have opted to dismiss head coach Sixto Vizuete.
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Championship Preview: Middlesbrough out to continue run, Bournemouth seek response

Middlesbrough's excellent form is sure to be tested at Brentford on Saturday, while Championship leaders Bournemouth clash with Watford.
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Cameroon 0 Ivory Coast 1: Gradel strike sends Renard's men through

Ivory Coast booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in Group D on Wednesday.
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Lots to be drawn to decide AFCON qualifiers

The drawing of lots will be required to decide whether Guinea or Mali qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
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